Is your vehicle having issues with its oxygen sensors? Or, is your car’s onboard computer system indicating that your oxygen sensors need attention? If the answer is yes, we invite you to see us at I-70 Auto Service in downtown Kansas City. Our auto repair shop has a team of ASE-Certified and Master-Certified auto mechanics that are proficient in oxygen sensor diagnostics, service, and replacement.

But first, let’s discuss what the oxygen sensors do for your car, truck, SUV, or van. The oxygen sensors monitor your exhaust system, measuring the oxygen levels in the mix of gasses leaving your vehicle. When the oxygen sensors detect an imbalance in the exhaust, they communicate with your vehicle’s Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to alter the ratio of air to fuel. Therefore, the oxygen sensors help your vehicle maintain the optimal air to fuel mix so your engine can perform efficiently and keep the emissions down to acceptable standards.

Due to strict fuel economy standards, oxygen sensors became mandatory on all vehicles made after the mid-1990’s. Like most any car part, oxygen sensors eventually wear out and need to be replaced after approximately 60,000 - 90,000 miles. Fortunately, our team of auto mechanics at I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City have you covered. Oxygen sensor inspection and replacement is part of our standard safety inspection process when you bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop for major service.

But how do you know when your oxygen sensors are beginning to fail? Typically, you’ll first see your Check Engine light illuminate. Next, you’ll start to notice your car getting poor gas mileage. If you continue to ignore your car’s warning signs, you may start to notice your engine sputtering and misfiring. Do yourself a favor and bring your vehicle into I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City right away if you suspect issues concerning your oxygen sensors. At I-70 Auto Service, we strive to provide a stress-free customer service experience. That is why we have so many happy customers across the Kansas City region who trust our auto repair team above all others. Here’s what one of our Kansas City customers had to say about her recent I-70 Auto Service experience:

“I'd like to say that this is one of the most impressive auto-mechanic shops I have ever dealt with. They are always so friendly and honest about repairs that are needed. They are truly genuine in their craft and treat their customers like family. I've dealt with Tyler on several occasions and he is always so nice and pleasant and always keeps you informed of the process. Not to mention Joe the owner for whom I had the pleasure of meeting today. He was such a nice guy and truly knows the auto industry. Thank you all so much for the services that you provide! I'd recommend you all any day!” -- Tameka J.

When your oxygen sensors need to be tested and replaced, we invite you to our auto repair shop. Conveniently located, you’ll find I-70 Auto Service in downtown Kansas City at 3111 N. Stadium Drive. Contact us to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you soon.